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Incompetency claim rejected for man charged in decapitation

Dec. 12, 2018 11:30 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has rejected a mental incompetence claim from a man accused of shooting and decapitating his grandmother and her husband at an in-home day care in Oklahoma City. The criminal case against 23-year-old Quinton Laster has been on hold for more than two years because of questions...

Nylander leads Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

Dec. 11, 2018 11:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — William Nylander can't make up for lost time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. That's not going to stop the right wing from trying. He had a pair of assists and was active all over the ice Tuesday night in Toronto's 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. "I'm just trying to get back as fast...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A's, except when he scrambles

Dec. 11, 2018 9:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes...

Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion

Dec. 11, 2018 1:57 PM EST

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing. Parker Waldridge's...

George has 31 as Thunder roll by Jazz in playoff reprise

Dec. 10, 2018 11:45 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George heard the "MVP! MVP!" chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring. George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 31...

Plane carrying Carolina Hurricanes makes emergency landing

Dec. 10, 2018 2:01 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A passenger says a Swift Air charter plane carrying the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency landing in Oklahoma over the weekend after a noxious smell filled the cabin. The Boeing 737 landed at Tulsa International Airport about 4 a.m. Saturday while traveling from Long Beach,...

Grays scores 26, No. 20 DePaul women drop Sooners 87-76

Dec. 9, 2018 5:19 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Mart'e Grays scored a career-high 26 points and No. 20 DePaul used a dominant first half to defeat Oklahoma 87-76 on Sunday. The Blue Demons (7-3) opened the game on an 11-2 run and led 23-17 after one quarter. Runs of 12-0 and 11-0 in a 30-point second quarter made it 53-30 at the...

Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

Dec. 9, 2018 3:02 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 22 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.51. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

Dec. 9, 2018 1:45 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15. The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted : "I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a...

Oklahoma's Murray beats Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman

Dec. 9, 2018 9:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award...